African Banking & Financial Institution Seminar

by Jörgen Eriksson on April 22, 2010


PalmThe seminar took place at the La-Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana.

The main topics were the direction forward for African banking and financial institutions, addressing an insightful breadth of issues including capitalization, re-capitalization, liquidity, asset quality, regulation (incl. Basel II), risk management, corporate governance and more beyond 2010.

2010-04-22 - 1504 - 0788 (Medium)Speakers from across the continent included Dr. Charles Okeahalam, Chief Executive Officer, Group AGH South Africa, David King, Chief Executive Officer, Finance Bank Zambia Ltd, Ugo Ikemba, Partner Managing Director, Vectis Capital Nigeria, Richard Shaw, Director, Bearing Consulting South Africa, Tertius Smith, Managing Director, Fitch South Africa  and K. S. Yamoah, Managing Director, Ghana Stock Exchange.

The seminar was attended by regional banks, private equity, pension funds, fund management, other non bank financial institutions, government institutions and related sectors. Individual delegate profiles included Chief Executive Officers, Managing Directors, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Board Members, Senior Management, Line Managers, Risk Managers, Lawyers, Regulators, Auditors, Analysts, Compliance Officers, Consultants and other functional employees.

2010-04-22 - 1804 - 0796Richard Shaw of Bearing gave a speech with an overview of the African regional financial sector and business drivers, market gaps and growth Industries. Click below to see a video of the speech.


About Jörgen Eriksson :

Jörgen Eriksson is the founder of Bearing and is the Chairman of the firm since it was created. He has successfully expanded Bearing into covering projects on four continents. He is also Adjunct Professor of Innovation Management at the International University of Monaco and at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and he is an active member of the Founders Alliance organisation.

Working with consulting engagements across Bearings practices, he has over the past fifteen years participated in and supervised a large number of client projects, from innovation system development and place development and branding, to merger and acquisition assignments and leading edge research and business development activities for key clients.

His new book, Branding for Hooligans, will be published in 2015. It is about how innovation and branding are key survival factors in our modern times of hyper competitive markets.

Prior to Bearing, he was Director of Europe, Middle East, and Africa for Trema Treasury Management, a technology and consulting services provider, supplying financial software solutions for the global financial industry, Clients included The European Central Bank, Citibank, SEB, South African reserve Bank, Deutsche Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), as well as many other large financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies.

Early in his career Eriksson was educated at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he studied economics, financial economics and philosophy. He then worked in Scandinavian investment banks and also for the Swedish Institute of National Defense Research.

You can contact Jörgen on e-mail, connect on LinkedIn onörgen-eriksson/0/38/8a0/ and follow him on twitter on joreri508.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: